Jesus Henry Christ (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  20 April 2012 (USA)
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At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Moore ...
Stan Herman
Sarah Orenstein ...
Mother Herman
Tim Herman
Tom Herman
Jimmy Herman
Lucca Tilbenny-Agate ...
Protest Little Girl
Peggi Tilbenny ...
Protest Mother
Delivery Room Doctor
Jack Newman ...
Stan's Cohort #1
Jack Jessop ...
Stan's Cohort #2


Henry is a precocious young boy, conceived in a petri-dish, raised by his single mother, Patricia, and is smarter than all of his peers. However, the one question he can't answer is, who is his father? Henry's attempts at locating his father lead him to Dr. Slavkin O'Hara, a university professor who has decided to raise his daughter, Audrey, as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Patricia starts fearing that she's losing her son, Audrey wishes she didn't have a father, Dr. O'Hara has no idea how to keep his daughter happy, and Henry may just have found the family he was looking for. Written by napierslogs

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Finding yourself can be a group effort.



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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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20 April 2012 (USA)  »

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A very funny dark comedy that is worth watching. The actors make it that much better. I recommend this. I say B+.
11 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The truth is, Henry, you are a miracle of modern medicine." After ten year old Henry (Spevack) is suspended from kindergarten he has a talk with his grandfather. When he is told that his grandfather has located his half-sister Henry finally thinks he has a chance to find his father. This movie started off very funny and almost held it the whole way. The humor is pretty dark at times and you laugh at things you don't feel like you should. The kid that plays Henry is very good in this and so is the girl that plays his sister. I really like these kind of movies about dysfunctional families for some reason. Michael Sheen's character is especially funny and I hope he plays more roles like this. There isn't really anything new or amazing to this one but it is very entertaining and funny almost the whole way through. I recommend this. Overall, not really anything original but the actors make this very much worth seeing. I liked it. I give it a B+.

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